News from November 2016

Composite Cooling Solutions accused of breaching contract

By Louie Torres | Nov 18, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — A heating and air conditioning company is suing Composite Cooling Solutions L.P., a Pennsylvania business, citing alleged breach of contract.

Man claims Unum wrongly denied disability benefits

By Louie Torres | Nov 18, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A man is suing Unum, an insurance firm, alleging breach of contract.

UPMC Mercy, others accused of negligence in connection with intraoperative burns

By Louie Torres | Nov 18, 2016

PITTSBURGH — A patient is suing Vonda Wright, M.D.; University of Pittsburgh Physicians; UPMC Mercy; UPMC Mercy South Side Outpatient Center; and UPMC Health System, alleging negligence in medical care.

Community Health Systems Group Health Plan seeks reimbursement from woman

By Louie Torres | Nov 18, 2016

HARRISBURG — An insurer is suing Kathy Timberman of Saylorsburg, alleging breach of contract.

Seat belt defense not applicable says state court judge, General Motors denied summary judgment

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 18, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia state court judge has rejected the notion that a principal’s disputed use of a seat belt in a wrongful death action is grounds for a granting of summary judgment.

Federal judge orders police civil rights action remanded to Philadelphia state court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 18, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has ordered litigation alleging civil rights violations committed by members of the Philadelphia Police Department to be remanded to state court.

DNC facing class action from former organizer

By Louie Torres | Nov 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – An organizer formerly employed by a political party has filed a class action lawsuit alleging she and others were not paid overtime wages.

Post office patron alleges she was injured after falling on icy sidewalk

By Louie Torres | Nov 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman alleges she was injured because of a sidewalk's icy conditions at a post office.

Individual alleges he was assaulted while at Philadelphia detention center

By Louie Torres | Nov 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – An individual alleges that the government failed to protect him from being assaulted while he was detained.

Taylor's Bar & Grill alleged to have performed songs without authorization

By Louie Torres | Nov 21, 2016

SCRANTON – A Unityville restaurant is accused of using certain music without a license or authorization.

Philadelphia prevailing wage law expanded, impact on employers to be determined

By Carrie Salls | Nov 22, 2016

Although it is too soon to tell whether a prevailing wage ordinance signed by Mayor Jim Kenney on Oct. 27 will force any affected employers in the city to resort to layoffs, Fisher & Phillips LLP associate Gregory D. Hanscom said it's possible.  

Comcast hit with class action lawsuit alleging cable company continued to withdraw money from late relative's account

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

A trustee has filed a class action lawsuit against Comcast Corp. and Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, cable company, citing alleged unfair competition.

Wells Fargo accused of commencing foreclosure without a mortgage

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

An individual is suing Wells Fargo U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for the Structured Asset Investment Loan Trust Loan Trust, 2005-11, and Assurant, Inc., financial institution, citing alleged unjust enrichment.

Inapplicable case law cited as grounds for rejecting new trial in malicious prosecution litigation

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 22, 2016

A federal appellate judge cited inapplicable case law as the primary reason a new trial would not be granted in a malicious prosecution case.

Former Drexel University professor's lawsuit transferred to Pa. federal court

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A Moorestown man and former Drexel University professor who alleged the school engaged in breach of contract and other offenses when it terminated him has had his case transferred from federal court in New Jersey to Pennsylvania.

Federal court says Ohio law firm didn't violate Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 22, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit alleging an Ohio law firm violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) when it attempted to collect a six-figure unpaid debt.

Pair Networks claims another business infringed on their trade name

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

A Pennsylvania corporation is suing Hostpaid LLC, a Delaware company, citing alleged unfair competition.

Passenger claims Amtrak derailment led to serious injuries

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

A passenger is suing National Railroad Passenger Corporation, a/k/a Amtrak, a train operator, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence when its train derailed.

Wyndham Hotels accused of causing an injury to a guest due to an unsafe bed

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

Guest claims a protruding metal on the side of the bed led to his injury at the hotel.

Property owner claims state failed to ensure proper drainage on its property

By Louie Torres | Nov 22, 2016

The suit alleges the government agency failed to make sure that the water from their property would not drain into adjacent properties.

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